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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 9: Dana's influence in the tribune (search)
urnal of the country. Its columns were filled with criticisms of the latest books by Ripley, Hildreth, George William Curtis, and other rising men, and this made it welcome to the preachers, school-masters, and professional men throughout the North. Thus the advanced thought of the day on every subject was widely disseminated. On the other hand, the leading Southern men, and the leading Democrats from both sections, were kept under constant observation and criticism. Such men as Davis, Toombs, Benjamin, Hammond, Chesnut, Hunter, Mason, Slidell, Douglas, and Breckenridge were kept constantly before the country. Their actions were questioned, their speeches were analyzed, and their motives were impugned. Nothing they did was allowed to go unchallenged. Every sentiment they uttered was tested by the Constitution as well as by the eternal principles of justice. Benjamin was unsparingly denounced for his plea in the Senate in behalf of slavery as the necessary condition of labor
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 10: last days with the tribune (search)
m I will not name, to be relentless in their support. I see that the Post, usually so very right, calls for a more decided activity on our side. If you can do anything in the emergency to reconcile our friends to the system of defence we are making, you will do a great good. I think ridicule, not pure argument, the most safe and effective way of disposing of it. To talk of the danger of war from it is just what the movers want us to do. The most effective, the only effective point of Mr. Toombs's reply to me was that when he perverted a remark of mine into a deprecation of war with France and England. It would be killed in an hour if we of the opposition could avow ourselves in favor of such a war. Faithfully yours, William H. Seward. In view of the fact that Seward remained to the date of the inauguration the acknowledged leader of the Free-soilers and Republicans in Congress, and afterwards, as Lincoln's most conspicuous rival for the presidency, was selected to fill
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
00. Taylor, Bayard, 123, 132, 133, 177. Taylor, General, 99, 236. Tennessee, 232. Tennessee River, 204, 233, 268,291. Terry, Judge, kills Senator Broderick, 153. Thiers, 66-68, 72. Thomas, General George H., 189, 256, 259, 261, 262, 264, 267,271, 275, 276, 279, 280-283, 285, 291, 292, 293, 297, 314, 339, 349,350, 351, 353, 367. Thompson, Jacob, 358. Thucydides, 56. Tilden, Samuel J., 442, 443, 445, 460, 462, 470. Times, New York, 128, 129. Tombigbee River, 250. Toombs, Southerner, 153. Townsend, Mr., 26. Train, George Francis, 382. Transcendentalism, 19, 27, 33. Treaty of Washington, 421. Tribune, New York, 50, 60-63, 72, 77, 92, 94, 96-100, 108-110, 113-115, 118-121,123, 125, 127-129, 132-134, 136-141, 144, 146-154, 158-162, 165-168, 171-173, 175-183, 186,212, 401,413 414,432, 440, 500. Trumbull, Senator, 370, 431. Tupper, poet, 153. Turchin, General, 264. Tweed, William M., 424. U. Ulffers, 369. Union, dissolution of, etc., 98. Un